RoboCop001

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Hey all,

Been looking around for a digital photo frame. Ideally one that works with iCloud. Or one that is easy to sync photos to over Wi-Fi. Don't really want one that has it's own cloud solution though. I can't seem to find one that works with iCloud yet.

I also thought about using my iPad as a photo frame, but it involves changing a few settings that I'd rather not have to change all the time. Too bad they got rid fo the photo frame mode.

Any suggestions?
 

ignatius345

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It would be simple, I guess, if there was an iCloud-synced frame, but I don't believe one exists unless you want to repurpose an iPad.

For what it's worth, I found the Nixplay Seed to be just excellent. I have one at my grandmother's house, and without her ever having to touch it, it reliably syncs and picks up new photos as we drop them in on our end. It has a motion sensor so it shuts down after a while if nobody is in the room, but wakes up right away. It's been running for over a year no, zero glitches. She literally never has to touch it and it just quietly rotates through a couple hundred photos. Admittedly the website and the app are kind of clunky, but they absolutely work, and work well -- and it's not like we're constantly in there anyway. We put in a few photos now and then, and then forget about it.
 

RoboCop001

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It would be simple, I guess, if there was an iCloud-synced frame, but I don't believe one exists unless you want to repurpose an iPad.

For what it's worth, I found the Nixplay Seed to be just excellent. I have one at my grandmother's house, and without her ever having to touch it, it reliably syncs and picks up new photos as we drop them in on our end. It has a motion sensor so it shuts down after a while if nobody is in the room, but wakes up right away. It's been running for over a year no, zero glitches. She literally never has to touch it and it just quietly rotates through a couple hundred photos. Admittedly the website and the app are kind of clunky, but they absolutely work, and work well -- and it's not like we're constantly in there anyway. We put in a few photos now and then, and then forget about it.

Hey thanks for the reply.

I was looking at that one earlier, it did seem like one of the better options. Does it have to be set up with their cloud service or can it store things itself and receive photos from their app? The website seems to say you can only send 10 photos from the app though, which is weird, but I guess it doesn't have much storage on it?
 

ignatius345

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Hey thanks for the reply.

I was looking at that one earlier, it did seem like one of the better options. Does it have to be set up with their cloud service or can it store things itself and receive photos from their app? The website seems to say you can only send 10 photos from the app though, which is weird, but I guess it doesn't have much storage on it?

The one I bought has 8GB of internal storage, which says it's good for 20,000 photos at the resolution it uses. I have maybe 200 in my grandmother's frame and we're using well under 1% of the space. As for the "10 photos at a time" thing, I definitely dumped a many dozens of images in through the website when I first got it. Took a little bit to sync on her terrible DSL connection (ugh) but the site itself was not a bottleneck. Haven't worked with the app much, but it does work on iOS. Wirecutter, as usual, has a good roundup and this is how I settled on the Nixplay in the first place: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-digital-photo-frame/
 

RoboCop001

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The one I bought has 8GB of internal storage, which says it's good for 20,000 photos at the resolution it uses. I have maybe 200 in my grandmother's frame and we're using well under 1% of the space. As for the "10 photos at a time" thing, I definitely dumped a many dozens of images in through the website when I first got it. Took a little bit to sync on her terrible DSL connection (ugh) but the site itself was not a bottleneck. Haven't worked with the app much, but it does work on iOS. Wirecutter, as usual, has a good roundup and this is how I settled on the Nixplay in the first place: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-digital-photo-frame/

Okay cool. Thanks for the info and link! Something for me to think about for sure.
 
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